United states: religious congregations exempt from Obamacare



In the United States, Obamacare, which was adopted in 2010, obliged employees to provide social cover for their employees with particular focus on sterilisation, abortion and contraception. This measure was attacked by religious congregations who did not wish to participate in this type of expenditure, which goes against their convictions. The Trump administration has just drafted a bill, which would allow religious employers to be exempt from this provision. For the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Poor who appealed to the Supreme Court for this type of authorisation, this is seen as a victory (see Obamacare: Religious institutions file an appeal to the Supreme CourtThe US Supreme Court is divided on the financing of contraception;The US Supreme Court can no longer pass judgment on the financing of contraception).  


Sources: 

Washington post, Ariana Eunjung Cha (30/05/2017)